Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
technology group to pay more than $1 million in a patent infringement lawsuit. it surrounded technology used to increase the accuracy of hard disks. because the jury found the infringement was willful, the trial judge could triple the award to $3 billion. >>> christmas trees will be coming down at homes around the bay area. and in san francisco today, workers from ecology demonstrated how the trees would be turned into power. what is left of the trees goes sgo into a furnace which drives an electrical generator. managers say for ecology say for this to happen, ornaments and decorations need to be off the tree. >> if the lights and ornaments are still on it, we can't put it in the chipper, it will contaminate the load and ruin the product. >> tree cology plans to continue picking up trees on a regular schedule. they're set to recycle about 500 tons of trees. >>> stormy weather brought some trees down as well. let's check in with bill martin and see what's going on outside. >> it's been a wet winter for sure. the rainfall around here, we're over 160% average for rainfall for this time of year.
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
technology is giving new hope to paralyzed people. >> it feels great. it brings a smile to my face every time i use this. >> doctors at 30 hospitals around the country are using exoskeletons. it uses motors and a hip operated console. doctors say the benefits are dramatic including improvements this bone and muscle strength along with better circulation. >> technology is going to be the breakthrough that will allow them to be back on their feet, walk about, and perhaps a lot sooner than we will see. >> reporter: right now exos k eletons cost up to $40,000. but they believe one day they'll be less expensive. >>> a woman was arrested in the christmas ambush. dawn wind bought the weapons for william spangler. william lost to the gun seller. >>> the uss investigative department is investigating a group owned by hewlett packard. the company says the justice department is looking into alleged improper accounting under autonomies previous management. hewlett packard says it's cooperating with the investigation. >>> a chinese court ruled an apple distributed unlicensed applications containing the wor